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right now we're following breaking news out of northwest washington. a woman stabbed to death. i'm barbara harrison with the scary situation that brought police to the scene and had people fleeing from their homes. >> i'm erica gonzalez with the outpouring of grief after the death of prince. the tributes to the music giant are not slowing down nearing 24 hours after the news broke. and we're awaiting some rain showers here in d.c., but other parts of the area already seeing the rain. will it last into this weekend? we'll time it out for you coming up. news 4 midday starts now. we start off with breaking news right now. a deadly
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news 4 kristen wright is learning more about what happened. she's live in northwest d.c. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. police are still here right now trying to figure out what led to this stabbing and why they got a strange call. police have been out here some five hours, we understand. the stabbing happening around 6:00 this morning. police that's when they got their first call, a suspicious package they were told. they came out here, this building is known simply as 4000 tunlaw in upper northwest d.c., an area you typically don't hear about this kind of crime happening very much. police came out here early this morning and didn't find what they had expected from that
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suspicious package at 4000 tunlaw in northwest d.c. inside the condo building officers found a woman stabbed to death. it's unnerving for people here. >> at about 6:00 a.m. the building fire alarm went off. and it meant that everyone had to go outside. we had no idea why. >> actually, i was watching a movie and this crazy alarm went off. and i thought i know that's not in this movie. >> reporter: residents were evacuated and waited outside for hours while police swept the building for that suspicious package. and investigated a homicide. >> at this time it appears to be domestic related. and all parties involved as far as witnesses are cooperating. >> reporter: police never found the suspicious package. they have one person in custody but won't say the relationship between them and the woman who lost her life. >> no. no. you don't expect
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>> reporter: residents have been allowed back inside at this point. police at this point still haven't said who this woman was. back to you guys. i'm mollet green with breaking news from the live desk. multiple family members found dead. ohio police right now are at a home where they found the bodies. we're now hearing there are three scenes, at least seven found dead at this point. this is going on in peebles, a town about 65 miles east of cincinnati. now, dozens of special investigators are headed there now. and a high school and elementary school nearby on lockdown due to a shooting. but it's still unclear at this point if it's all related. we're going to keep you posted on this developing story. that's the latest from the live desk. back to you. the driver of this car was killed after a crash involving a tractor-trailer. this happened on the outer loop of the beltway just before 2:00
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this morning in marlow heights. that shut down several lanes for hours. the road has since reopened and the crash has been cleared. maryland state police are still investigating what caused that crash. also massive delays on 270 south maryland because of road work. hov restrictions had to be lifted just to get cars through the area. all lanes have since reopened. well, we're awaiting the rain to move into the region. and it's taking a little while to get into the d.c. metro area. we are seeing it areas to the west. shenandoah valley, loudon county, you're seeing some rain right now. but we're seeing temperatures around 70 here in d.c. wind around 8 miles an hour. not too bad. we're going to continue with chance of showers, maybe isolated storm by this afternoon, but showers even into tonight. so if you're headed out to nats park we're going to have that forecast but prepare for possibly some delays. ha
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through and now also a cold front. so we're seeing the rain try to make its way through into the d.c. metro area. it's not hurrying. it's taking its good old time. we are going to continue with rain chances all through the day. we're going to time it out and let you know whether it's gone by the weekend. that's the most important thing, barbara. thank you. the search for answers continues today in fairfax county. we should learn if the body found in shenandoah national park is that of missing fairfax county firefighter. a suicide note was also found in mittendorff's car. today, prince georges county will unveil measures to curb violence. county executive and maryland's attorney general will announce new gun measures this afternoon. the initiatives will strengthen handgun licensing laws. that announcement set for 2:00 p.m. and for the first time since the 1980s, d.c. leaders are drafting a constitution for
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mayor muriel bowser submitted her commission last night. right now washington's 670,000 citizens lack voting rights in congress. voters could see d.c.'s initiative for statehood as soon as november. right now a memorial at paisley park in minneapolis is growing this morning as fans gather to remember a music icon. the 57-year-old prince was found dead in an elevator at his estate in suburban minneapolis yesterday morning. he was taken to the hospital last week with what was being described as flu at the time. nbc's jay gray has more now on the lead up to his death. jay. >> reporter: yeah, barbara, let's start with new information. nbc news has confirmed that prince's plane leaving a concert in atlanta last week diddy vert to illinois. we knew that. now we know someone on that plane radioed there was an unresponsive male onboard, that male
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look, the crowd here is growing. it has been throughout the morning. many with flowers, cards and balloons saying that they are drawn here to be together with other fans seeking some comfort. that while investigators continue to try and piece together how and why the pop icon died. ♪ >> it's not real. he can't die. >> i started crying and screaming in the car going, no, it's not true, it's not true. >> now i'm just kind of numb. >> reporter: the news of his death much like his music has left the world stunned, almost speechless. >> totally incomprehensible. i mean, it's -- i still can't really figure it out. >> reporter: sheriff's deputies and paramedics were called to prince's estate thursday morning. they found the 57-year-old
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elevator. authorities are still investigating the circumstances surrounding his death. and the medical examiner is expected to perform an autopsy later today. just a week ago after what would be his final public performance in atlanta, the pop icon's private jet made an emergency landing in illinois where he was rushed to a hospital with what were called flu-like symptoms. but by saturday he was home and hosting a dance party. >> he looked fantastic. >> fans say he was engaging and even made a passing comment about his recent health scare. >> he said, hey, don't waste your prayers on me. just wait a few days. and that's what he said. ♪ purple rain, purple rain >> reporter: but a few days later fans would learn the man whose musical genius, style and creativity helped to define a generation was gone. prince rogers nelson
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57. and the medical examiner's office says the results from that autopsy being performed right now won't be available for several weeks. there are also no formal plans for a memorial or funeral plans at this point. that's the latest live here outside paisley park. i'm jay gray, barbara, back to you. >> thank you, jay. meanwhile legendary deejay donny simpson has plenty of memories about prince. speaking to news 4's tracy wilkinson described a funny encounter with the legendary performer. >> i bump into the lady in front of me and i said excuse me, ma'am. and prince turned around. [ laughter ] he had the long hair. i didn't know. but he was socool. he says hey, donnie. >> today you can pay tribute to the music legend here in the district at the smithsonian national portrait gallery. a photograph taken by lynn goldsmith back in
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unveiled in the museum in about 30 minutes to recognize prince's life. with the water crisis in flint, we are asking the question, should you test your home's water? what the experts say after the break. when you raid this brothel, i want to be there. >> and the film "sold." the worldwide crisis that puts a spotlht on and the movementig t the nra and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform.
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china just announced it's ready to do its part on climate change, just as world leaders signed off on a landmark agreement. now, u.s. secretary of state john kerry says a record number of countries involved is a win in the war against carbon emissions making the planet hotter. china is the world's top carbon emitter. and ust before the signing ceremony took a key step toward implementing it. the u.s. and china account for nearly 40% of global emissions. that is the latest. back to you. mollet, thank you so much. president obama meeting with britain's prime minister. they are talking about the european union and the possibility of great britain leaving. the president is against that plan. earlier today you can see he met with queen elizabeth and prince phillip. gave the queen a birthday president, an album of all of her visits with american leaders. and in a few hours president
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prince william and kate middleton as well. >> so when are they going to -- they never said nothing to you. when are they going to send out something and say something? >> shock. that's the reaction from parents upset over reports of elevated lead levels found in the water of three elementary schools in washington. those schools include capital monsieur and two others. below what the epa considers dangerous, the results were posted on the department of general services website. but as you just heard, some of the parents we spoke with were unaware of this. the department of general services says it's now working with d.c. public schools to improve communication with parents. and in the wake of the flint water crisis, many americans may be wondering if they should have their drinking water checked for lead including folks as barbara just mentioned riegtd here in d.c. nbc's tracie potts has the story. >> reporter: jim trusts the
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in 2004 he and thousands of others in washington, d.c., learned their drinking water was contaminated with lead. one sink with pipes that date back to 1907 worried him. >> that one was higher than normal, which is no surprise. >> reporter: the city was forced to remove thousands of lead pipes like these that ran from the water main to homes and businesses. but myers paid to replace the pipes inside his home. every week scientists in this army corps of engineers lab test water samples for lead from dozens more d.c. homes. the epa estimates as many as 10 million buildings in this country may be getting water through a pipe that's at least partially made of lead. >> it's older communities that may have more of a problem than for example a water system built completely in the last few decades. >> reporter: lead's not just in pipes. it's in old faucets and sodd e
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used to bond pipes together. >> lead is not good for anyone, but it's particular risk to small developing children and pregnant women. so if you're in that category, an extra layer of scrutiny and concern is well worth it. >> reporter: because of flint more people are thinking about safe water. environmentalists think that's a good thing. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. sweetheart, you will do what men tell you and smile while you do it until all your debt is cleared. >> very raw scene there from the new film "sold" that deals with the growing worldwide problem of child trafficking, a $150 billion industry. >> academy award winning film director jeffrey brown and producer jayne charles join us this morning ahead of tonight's d.c. premiere. good morning and welcome to both of you. >> good morning. >> this film takes place in a village where a young girl is trafficked from nepal to india. and it's really a very, very moving film. tell us why
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>> we wanted to make a difference in the lives of lots of kids. and this happens about 1.8 million children every year according to one of our partners. and we're not only using this film to create awareness, we're actually using it to raise funds to help kids to prevent trafficking with education and to help kids who've been trafficked heal and get vocational skills. we have great partnerships. >> so there's a growing hash tag for this, that's # topnotch -- and inviting people to go to the film's website. >> they can make a difference by talking about this issue. this is $150 billion industry. it's in every city in every country in the world. and we all have to get together, businesses, governments, nonprofits and say this can't happen anymore. we have to protect our children. so they can go to our website and look at our partner organizations. we have the united
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clubs, many different partners that have ways to help by signing petitions. the biggest thing we want people to do is see the film because the film is a large entry point to the issue and creates a lot of awareness. so you can request a screening in your area by going to our website soldthemovie.com. and it's playing at the angelica tonight all week at union market. >> this takes place in nepal and then india. how are americans to realize this is something that we face in this country as well? >> it is right in our backyard. i mean, it's happening to our children every day. children as young as 11-year-olds on the streets, we have 300 to 500,000 at-risk youth on the street in the united states at any given time. i'm from seattle and we're working to really end it there. but we together are working on something called circles of change to help communities come together to support a coalition in your own city s
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end this and show people that this is happening. but it is happening right in your own backyard. >> and -- >> jane, do you think there is enough here in this movie to really generate change? you know, what will you think will be the trigger or the spark in the film for people to actually not just get up and leave the theater and do something about it after they've seen it. >> it opens your heart. seeing this situation through the eyes of this one young girl. and we've seen it happen. every time the film ends people say what can i do. because they realize this could be them, it could be their daughter, it could be their sisters, it could be their cousin, it could happen to anybody. >> so you actually went to nepal and made this movie and india as well, is that right? >> yeah, yeah, we shot it on location. you know, it's a huge problem there. but it's also a huge problem here. and by telling one girl's story and putting the audience in the shoes of one child, they get the
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i know you've won lots of awards already with the films you've done. this one really touches your heart, i know, and yours. so good luck with your project. showing tonight "sold" at the angelica pop-up theater as you said at union market. >> union market. >> will be here for the week, is that right? >> at least the week. it could be heldover. >> thank you for having us. i want to show you look at storm team 4 radar now. and the rain we are tracking,
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right now thousands of people are going home now that rains have finally let up in texas. an entire town was evacuated during heavy rains and flooding yesterday. eight people have died in the rain in texas this week. almost all the people drove into high water in their cars. and firefighters are battling a blaze in the southern part of the shenandoah national park. the fire's now scorched 8,000 acres. we're learning the fire's about 40% contained. heavy smoke has closed down parts of the appalachian trail out there. and we, i guess, need some rain maybe to stop that. >> we do. we need -- so many areas around here are so dry. and then on top of that you've got all this pollen. yesterday i had this headache that i could not get rid of all day. but it's not going to be enough, is it? >> no, it looks like light rain if we do see anything. and we need a lot more of it. but just some light rain. that's outside thunderstorm chances. and we
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thunderstorm chances. not many as we stabilize because we've had so much cloud cover all day. i haven't heard one person complain about it to get rid of the pollen. like erica said. as we continue into really the afternoon, that's when we're really going to see rain moving into our region. and you can look outside right now, it is just a cloudy, cloudy day. it's a mild day, but it is a cloudy day. as far as your weather headlines go the weekend looks fantastic. that's the most important day. then our next chance of rain coming back on tuesday. current temperatures are right around that 70 degree mark. we're headed into the mid 70s for daytime highs today. here's the rain that we're looking at pushing slowly, painfully slowly to the north-northeast. again, it will start to move inside the beltway. i'd say give it another 30, 45 minutes. we have a lot of rain to get through. we have a frontal system that will cross through the area later on tonight. we'll keep that chance of rain as we continue into the evening. temperatures again in the mid 70s. so the temperatures not a big deal. we just need to get that rn
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park tonight, plan for some delays because we could have some showers and as i said maybe isolated thunderstorm as we take on the twins. first pitch at 7:05. few showers continuing until about 10:00 p.m. tonight. we'll time it out for you real quick. you can see showers continuing through your evening commute. just spotty stuff moving through. isolated storm possible. tomorrow morning we'll have a chance for some showers. and that will continue until about midday tomorrow. but how does the rest of the weekend look? that forecast coming up. all right, thank you, lauryn. we are learning what the new d.c. soccer stadium is going to be called, the washington business journal says d.c. united's new home will be called d.c. united stadium, for now. it's getting built at buzzard point t far from nationals park. the business journal says the stadium could get a new name before it opens in 2018. some reports are saying that the redskins are taking a top tier defensive back today. espn says josh norman will meet
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he played for the carolina panthers this past season. he could sign for smps as much as $15 million a year. you can imagine the area around the arena tonight will be crowded. capitals face the philadelphia flyers at 7:00 p.m. tickets for tonight's game are going for about a hundred bucks online with some going for more than $1,000. well, it's earth day. we're going to tell you about a project that's worth getding your hands dirty for. that's right, plus we are hearing from two men who rescued their brand new neighbors from a fire in prince georges county. their quick thinking that kept this story fm being so much ro
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right now d.c. police say they have someone in custody in connection to a deadly stabbing in glover park. >> a woman was stabbed to death on tunlaw road. this is a story kristin wright is covering. police searched the same building where they heard of a suspicious package. didn't find anything though. at this hour virginia governor is restoring civil and voting rights of convicted felons. let's go to the live desk now r
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happening right now at capital square where virginia's governor is making this unprecedented move using the power of his executive order to restore civil and voting rights of convicted felons. this impacts more than 200,000 convicted felons in the commonwealth. and it overturns a civil war era provision in the state's constitution that's aimed at what many supporters of this move say is a plan to basically disenfranchise african-americans. this story is still developing. of course we'll have updates throughout the day inside our nbc washington app and later on on news 4. back to you. mollet, thank you so much. with flames raging overhead, neighbors rushed to save a family who had just moved in across the street. news 4's megan mcgrath has more on the rescue. >> reporter: metal security bars, they're great for keeping out thieves but not so good
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a family was trapped down in this basement as a fire burned overhead. their neighbors saved them by using a chain and a truck to pull the bars off. >> i hear all this yelling. i hear all this yelling and screaming. >> reporter: tense and dangerous moments as a fire burning on the upper floors of this town home trap a man, a woman and a baby in the basement. flames cut off the staircase, so the basement windows were the only escape route. but they were covered with metal security bars. that's when two neighbors rick and leon sprang into action. >> they said they were in the basement. when he said they were in the basement, i seen hands out the window. so automatically i knew there were bars on there and they weren't able to get out through the upstairs, the upstairs is on fire and there's no basement door. immediately i went and got my truck and chain and pulled the bars off the window. >> reporter: at that point
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happened upon the scene. everyone banded together and pulled the family to safety. >> at that point we were able to break the glass, put a quilt down and pull out adult female and adult male from the basement through the rear window. pretty steep dropdown. we actually had to kind of reach into the window to pull them out help them get out. >> reporter: as leon left his house across the street this morning, he was all modesty. >> said don't worry, i got you. i'm going to get you out. and that's what i did. >> reporter: well, the fire did a lot of damage as you can see. but we're told that all of the residents are going to be okay. megan mcgrath, news 4. well, if you plan to go green this earth day by riding your bicycle, you might be interested to know that by this time next year you may get a tax break on your ride and all your gear as well. d.c. council member ani
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has initiated a tax free holiday that would happen every earth day. that's kind of nice. will encourage more bicyclists and will help protect the environment. bicyclists say any help can be good. >> i think it's wonderful idea. it's good to get people outside and enjoying nature and using non-gas vehicle. >> and several council members have joined on the earth friendly measure, and probably will vote in favor of it. erica. thanks, barbara. as we've mentioned it is earth day. and part of grover park is getting a makeover to celebrate. general manager of the glover park hotel join us to explain. thanks so much for joining us. >> good morning. >> so for people that don't know the global park hotel getting a major facelift. i drive through there almost every day, so i've seen the progression. but tell us a little about the revamp there. >> well, it's definitely been an extensive va
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year. so today we're going down to the glover park sign just across the street and thanking our neighbors for watching our transformation to do our part to beautify the neighborhood just putting some flowers in the soil and inviting everybody down to help us. then talk about the hotel, talk about our earth care practices. >> so there's the sign right there. that's right over where the gas station is as you're coming down wisconsin. so you're going to put some flowers there. tell me about what the goal is here for people that live in the area and for you guys that are now part of the neighborhood. >> sure. well, we want to get to know our neighbors better for sure. again, say thanks. and also talk about our sustainable practices, our earth care efforts not just in the hotel but bringing that out into the community and talking about it. and its importance. and it's even more relevant for
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us because the creek in our backyard. >> and you've got a partnership with them. we'll talk about that in just a minute. first i want to know are you doing this all by yourself or do you need a little help maybe? >> we are. we have the whole team out there. again, we're hoping for the community to come down and help us too. >> all right. >> we're taking advantage of the time to also give people a sneak peek at the hotel if they would like. >> okay. what time? what time can people go down there to help you guys? >> between 3:00 and 5:00. >> 3:00 and 5:00. >> some refreshments available as well as we're providing the tours. >> okay. so i've seen i think probably one of the most dramatic transformations on that building was the graffiti art on the side as well. tell me a little about that. it's really cool. it's the first thing you see when you drive past there. >> well, the design and the concept was by michelle. and that design and that stylistic design is seen all throughout the hotel. really is a neat modern take on bringing the outside in. >> and the hotel is
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>>w. >> so we've always been at the forefront of sustainable practices. and ecofriendly programs. and before it was mainstreamed. we just continue to add to those practices. and, again, today bringing it outside and talking to the community about it. >> so curious as to what it looks like on the inside because it's really taken on such a transformation. and you have a partnership with rock creek park. tell me about that. >> i'm going to actually pass that over to jen. >> well, yeah, we actually our partnership with rock creek park are in development. we're hoping to, you know, adopt a part of the park to help us clean up and things like that. >> really. okay. >> not just earth day but every day. this is part of our culture so we're looking forward to that. >> okay. so from 3:00 to 5:00 if you've got a green thumb, even if you don't they can probably help you out. head down there, the sign the glover park sign and get a sneak peek of the hotel. thank you so mucfo
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us. barbara, back over to you. all right. after the break we have a segment that may make you hungry right after our -- or right before lunch. the chicken sandwich being
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an ashburn mom's invention is headed to qvc after she wins it big on the "today" show. >> we came up with something altogether. and it was unanimous. christa woods you are the next big thing. [ applause ] >> congratulations. >> local mom makes good. wow. look at that. she invented a sports d s deodorizer. she created glove sticks that get the yucky odor out of smelly sports gear. she got the idea because of her three athletic kids. this saturday you can buy her product direct from qvc. >> i bet she's like,
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awful this smells. >> that's genius. >> i played soccer in college and i remember living with all the girls that played soccer, just the smell, it was -- >> shoes -- >> exactly. thank goodness she won. oh, my goodness. we've been winning in the weather department the last ten days have been dry. >> they've been beautiful. >> i know. nobody's complaining about the rain today if we get it in here. it looks like we are going to start to see some rain moving in as we go through the lunch hour. and you can see that rain is taking its good old time getting in here. this is all ahead of a frontal system that's going to pass through our area. it's still just out to the west of us. it's going to pass through later on tonight. we're going to keep the chance for some rain throughout the night as this moves to the north-northeast. now, i do want to mention -- it's not showing up too much here. but there is some thunderstorms just to the south. let me see if i can pop out this picture a little bit and show you where some of these thunderstorms are. some of these thunderstorms just to the south look to clip southern maryland. so there is a chance for southern maryland to get on the
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i think there's just going of b thunderstorms. nothing severe. but, again, southern maryland you're right in direct line to see some thunderstorms as we continue through the day. we've stabilized because we've seen so much cloud cover throughout the day. haven't gotten that sunlight in here. temperatures right around 70 right now. by the time we get through the day we're topping out in the mid 70s. again, some isolated storms especially for the d.c. area later on this afternoon. so as you pick up the kids from the bus stop there could be some showers and isolated storms around really depending on your location. for brunch tomorrow few showers possible in the morning. but by the afternoon we're just breezy, drying and clearing. so we'll eventually get some clearing by tomorrow afternoon. sunday picture perfect day. temperatures are going to be right around 70. just wonderful. increasing clouds on monday. temperatures in the low 80s. another chance of rain comes on tuesday then again on thursday. but all in all the weekend's looking fabulous, guys. thanks, lauryn. excitement is building for a new food partnership wrapping up in our
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>> this weekend is your last chance to try a twist on a chicken sandwich you can only get at a burger joint. what are we talking about here? chef eric bruiner yang collaboration with shake shack. here to talk about the creation a sandwich crossed between peking duck and a sandwich. sounds amazing. what goes into it, chef? >> what we wanted to do is highlight this new chicken sandwich shake shack launched. and since famous for fried chicken it totally made sense for us to, you know, collaborate with their new item and tie what we do. everyone in america knows what peking duck is, so let's use the classic flavors of peking duck and make a sandwich out of it. so we have scallions, we have the sauce, cucumbers and pickles. >> and you usually wrap in this wrapper with the duck but this way you're putting in a sandwich. >> and everyone loves a
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roll which is a staple of shake shack sandwich. >> is the chicken the same? >> the chicken is the same -- >> chicken is the same as chicken shack. so it's butter milk, marinaded in butter milk. >> some spices. >> little bit of spices. >> got ya. >> shall we do it? >> yes. show me how this goes. >> you hook it up. i'm going to get the bread ready. basically they have a spice flower mix, then they're going to dip it in the buttermilk mix, correct? >> correct. >> and then they poach the chicken first before they fry it. so it's double cooked. >> that's why it's all nice and crispy. >> right. and juicy, you don't want it to get dry. >> poach it first and then in the sauce treatment. >> the wet batter and dry batter. very classic great way to do a fried chicken. >> all right. and then you fry it. >> yes. and when you fry it it basically comes out like this amazing golden brown here we have in the center. >> and is this the same process what you do when you make your sandwiches? >> ours is a little different. we do do the double cook, but the first cook is poached in like low fryer oil. so it's basically fried
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>> okay. go for it. >> it's always important to put sauce on the bottom of the bun. and then you take the sandwich, right. >> right, the fried chicken. >> yep. and we do scallions. >> i know for the restaurant you have to have a certain amount, but you could add more pickles or scallions depending on what you want. >> yeah. the sauce has been great. people have been asking for it on the side. and just like dipping it in their -- >> what's the secret to your sauce? >> our sauce probably has about 20, 25 different ingredients. >> wow. >> typical asian cooking is something that seems very simple is actually quite complicated, right? >> yes. >> and so the sauce is something that everyone thinks they understand or they know about but a really good sauce takes a lot of time and a lot of ingredients sgr i feel this combination might work well on other sandwiches and dishes, right? the whole combination, what do you think? what else could we eat it with? >> i think that's actually kind of tough because -- >> it is, okay? >> it's just a balance ofet
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wrong kind of sweet and wrong salty it gets kind of weird. >> oh, good to know. here i was going to throw it on anything, but good to know, chef. alan, what about you? why would you mess with a good thing? you introduced the chicken. the burgers i think are awesome. what made you decide to do this collaboration? >> originally our first idea was we wanted to do something fun especially with eric. we've been for a while and done events and playing with things and original idea was to do burgers. but then we launched the chicken sandwich right at the same time. and eric was doing his great fried chicken and we just put it together. and just like, bam. >> so that was it. >> and this is only there through sunday, but i know you have some fun items to share as well. quickly tell us about other options after sunday we can try. >> there are some things a lot of people don't know we open every day at 7:00 a.m. and we bake all of our pastries in house. so when i come and do these things i like to tell people about this because wi make amazing french style pastries besides all the wonderful
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cambodian and chinese food that we do. nd we do dim som every sunday. that's my pitch. >> all right. thanks so much. >> no relation either. >> happy eating. i want to try too. >> i get the best assignments. >> this is amazing. >> it looks amazing. >> it's chicken but supposed to taste like peking duck. it's good whatever it tastes like. i'm not sure if peking duck is how to describe it. but it is good. >> double fried and marinaded in buttermilk, had me after that. we have to talk after this? we'll see you after the break. making a world premiere this weekend we're go in
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♪ music and images from the opera's i am harvey milk and i am anne hutchinson, two concept operas will have their world premiere together this weekend. stars two broadway singing legends. and andrew joins us now writer of both of those ground breaking operas and the concept of putting two ideas together is really amazing. why? >> well, i had written i am harvey milk which we premiered in san francisco a few years ago. he
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make something a little longer, ve the story of anne hutchinson who in 163 thrown out of boston for teaching women how to read and how to understand bible story. and they seemed like a natural pair to me. >> i didn't get it at first. it's a two-part performance and aims at showcasing the very different struggles of civil rights workers. i happened to know harvey milk in san francisco when he was a candidate and first gay candidate for a seat on the board of, what do they call it there? >> board of supervisors. >> yeah. but anne hutchinson, tell people why she is a civil rights -- >> well, anne hutchinson, when boston and massachusetts was only 7 years old in 1637, she was accused of teaching women in her home. she was teaching bible story to women because they couldn't read. and she became the most powerful woman in the lo
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and because of that the ministers and the government wanttodown. now, i don't know that that has any relevance today when the far right, you know, in 1637 wanted to shut down the voices of women. but i think we have something in common still. 350 years have gone by or more than that even and we're still fighting that fight for womens rights and for gay rights where there are states like north carolina still trying to legislate gay rights away. so these pieces feel incredibly contemporary to me even though they take place a long time ago. >> and how do you meld these two togeth together? are they two free standing operas one will run and the other will run separately? >> no, actually, they are one big thing now that have two separate titles or a title with a slash in the middle because they are about two different periods and two different people, but those two people have a lot in common. i don't think harvey milk can happen without anne hutchinson and all the hundreds of other people in between. but anne hutchinson, she's the
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stood up for her rights and claimed womens rights. and somehow been forgotten a little bit. there's the hutchinson river parkway -- >> i didn't realize it was named after her. >> it is. >> tell me why an opera? why not an operaetta where there are voices. >> the language i speak in most of the time and we're calling this particular thing a concept opera barring two separate terms, we tell a nonlinear story and an opera because of the scope of it. we have over 200 artists on stage with the national philharmonic, i'm playing the other lead and hundreds of singers joining us. so it's a really big production. >> well, with you and kristen and those two major roles it's going to be something to see. >> well, i hope people are going to come out and see it. it's really exciting. >> let's remind them it opens tomorrow. >> it does. >> and tell us where? >> it's t
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strapmore. it runs tomorrow night at 8:00 and sunday at 4:00. >> just those two performances? >> that's correct. >> and are there tickets available? >> tickets are still available. >> thank you so much for coming. >> thanks for having me. >> and good luck. what an idea. >> thank you. >> sounds great. erica, back to you. thank you, barbara. so we've got lots of sports action this weekend, nats, caps, will the rain be gone in time to the nra and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform. "searing tragedy struck in a place parents felt their children were safe" chris van hollen met with nra lobbyists to craft a loophole that would let the nra skirt a new campaign finance law and block gun control. but democrat donna edwards said "no" to the nra loophole
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tonight show host jimmy fallon is an owner of many things. and thanks to a bit of an interesting contest with ben affleck on last night's show, he's the owner of another four-legged friend. take a look. >> in the d.c. comic series -- >> oh, forget it. >> what was the name of batman's canine crime fighting partner? >> i'm going to go with bat dog. >> bat dog, judges? no. it was ace. you win -- >> oh, no. >> that's ben affleck poking a little fun at himself after his latest movie release batman versus superman. puppies, babies, that makes good tv. >> what a cute puppy that was. >> absolutely. absolutely. i think that was a contest that jimmy was happy to lose. >> let's find out from lauryn, do you have
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>> i don't. i have a cat. i'm a cat person. >> the dog can usually tell us if it's going to rain or not. >> i know. my cat doesn't do that. >> that's why we have meteorologists. >> that's why i'm here. my cat doesn't do anything except sit there like everybody else's cat. radar coming in, you can see that rain is moving into the d.c. area. some areas of heavy rain as well, southern maryland there's some thunderstorms just south of richmond right now. those are going to continue to move up their way. you will see some thunderstorms, nothing severe. as we get into tomorrow we're going to have a few showers early in the morning and start off with clouds, but we're going to clear out. it is going to be breezy tomorrow. and then cloudy throughout the afternoon with rain, but of course those showers moving out of here by the time we get into saturday. looking good for your next seven days. our next chance of rain after tonight will be on tuesday. thank you, lauryn. >> that's it for news 4 midday. thank you so much for joining us. we are back on the air first at 4:00 this afternoon. >> remember you can get your news and weather updates any time with the nbc washington app. you can get it all through the we
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